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by Jennifer
Yesterday, 19:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4855
Views: 259961

Re: Food

Ooh, thanks! I don't already have a Mason jar, but turns out there's a lot of cold-brew coffeemaker options out there with filters to take care of the sludge-disposal problem.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 16:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 142
Views: 10938

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

Well, the Vera episode, wholse thing shot on a single set, was indeed very well done, but IMO they stretched out that part of the story waaaaaay too long. Though, who knows? Maybe Esmail will manage to pull it off, meaning that by the end of the series, we'll look back at that episode and think "Wel...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 15:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3465
Views: 182162

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Kwix wrote:
Yesterday, 15:38
Also, cold and wet sucks. I'd rather dry snow at 15F than rain at 40F.
Preach, Brother.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 14:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4344
Views: 208869

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Europeans will often say they dislike American breads because they're too sweet. (This complaint LONG predates any concerns over the "obesity epidemic" or increased sugar consumption here.) It's true that American breads tend to be sweeter, and there's a legit historical reason for that: during what...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 14:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2997
Views: 164566

Re: Twitter!

The actually amazing thing about this is that the idea of "alienation" was invented in...the 1800s. And was _specifically_ being applied to the Industrial Revolution working class that he's talking about in those tweets. Also specifically applied to like, everything in 1919. Seriously. In his schoo...
by Jennifer
17 Nov 2019, 14:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4855
Views: 259961

Re: Food

Oh, fuckleducks. Turns out the cheesecloth we bought is not cheesecloth after all, but a package of -- I guess you'd call them open-top envelopes, made of paper like that used in coffee filters. Behold the perils of illiteracy. I'm SURE Jeff and I would've known better than to buy that, if only we c...
by Jennifer
17 Nov 2019, 02:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Ultramodern relationship problems
Replies: 27
Views: 426

Re: Ultramodern relationship problems

OTOH, I seem to recall "Gen X" still being described as college kids when I was 30.
by Jennifer
16 Nov 2019, 19:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4855
Views: 259961

Re: Food

Strain through cheesecloth and decant? Then toss sediment. At an Asian grocery store today, I bought some cheesecloth and also a plastic flat-bottomed fine-mesh strainer. I also looked at the selection of food-safe funnels, hoping maybe to find something like "A funnel big enough to hold a paper fi...
by Jennifer
15 Nov 2019, 18:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2997
Views: 164566

Re: Twitter!

But nicole, the best-selling author is the powerless one here OH GOD ELLIE I JUST FOUND MYSELF READING ABOUT THAT PART in jezebel Did you see the COMMENT JENNIFER WIENER LEFT ON A LOCAL SD NEWSPAPER: “It’s hard to know what’s sadder: that Brooke Nelson has internalized misogyny to the extent that s...
by Jennifer
15 Nov 2019, 17:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: In the Not Too Distant Future...
Replies: 107
Views: 8112

Re: In the Not Too Distant Future...

FWIW, MST3K episodes DO air on a weird cable channel that's part of the AT&T U-Verse package (at least in Atlanta). I say a "weird" cable channel because the name is something like ZLive or Channel Z or Z-TV -- when you scroll through the actual channel listings, the abbreviation is "ZLIV" or "ZLIVH...
by Jennifer
15 Nov 2019, 16:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4855
Views: 259961

Re: Food

A few days ago I got hooked on a certain cold-brew coffee, and discovered that when I drink it, I need FAR less sugar than when I drink an equivalent amount of hot coffee (which, I've read, is to be expected because heat enhances bitter flavors). Problem is, I found that coffee in the "manager's spe...
by Jennifer
14 Nov 2019, 21:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2997
Views: 164566

Re: Twitter!

But nicole, the best-selling author is the powerless one here OH GOD ELLIE I JUST FOUND MYSELF READING ABOUT THAT PART in jezebel Did you see the COMMENT JENNIFER WIENER LEFT ON A LOCAL SD NEWSPAPER: “It’s hard to know what’s sadder: that Brooke Nelson has internalized misogyny to the extent that s...
by Jennifer
13 Nov 2019, 20:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 752
Views: 45043

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Ouch. I skimmed over a couple of parts, but that was a good read. Though sometimes hard to do without wincing.

Though I suspect that, despite the title, the guys who might benefit the most from reading it probably never will.
by Jennifer
13 Nov 2019, 15:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 142
Views: 10938

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

I think Janice creeps me out more than Leon or Irving because the latter two, while obviously complete sociopaths to be able to do what they do, take a cold "nothing personal/just business" approach as opposed to Janice's saccharine fake-friendly nicey-niceness. Agree that the whole Vera sequence co...
by Jennifer
13 Nov 2019, 14:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Antivaxxers
Replies: 192
Views: 16600

Re: Antivaxxers

[ Shudder ] Dear Zod, that's the worst case of chicken pox I've ever seen. Mine was pretty bad since I got it on the cusp of adolescence (age 12.5), but compared to that poor baby I barely had it at all. None of my pox marks were anywhere near the size of that baby's. And she'll have far more and wo...
by Jennifer
12 Nov 2019, 16:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4181
Views: 183096

Re: When journalism goes bad

Ah, thanks for clearing THAT up!
Employers favor men not because they are prejudiced against women, but because they have the perception that men perform better on average at certain tasks.
by Jennifer
12 Nov 2019, 14:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3465
Views: 182162

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Woo! Got an Arctic air mass visiting today: currently sunny but only 38 degrees, and tonight's low is supposed to be 23. (I continue to be amused by how in this part of the country, "temperatures will drop low enough for ice to exist in nature" is an actual EMERGENCY requiring "freeze warnings" and ...
by Jennifer
11 Nov 2019, 23:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Ultramodern relationship problems
Replies: 27
Views: 426

Re: Ultramodern relationship problems

Given that Jeff tends to be far more technophilic than I am, I was very relieved to learn he and I are 100% on the same page regarding voice-activated devices and other spy-worthy "smart" stuff: no, hell no, nuh-uh. (Some of the links in the original story -- leading to things like quora forums aski...
by Jennifer
11 Nov 2019, 18:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Ultramodern relationship problems
Replies: 27
Views: 426

Ultramodern relationship problems

Here's a Slate article about a brand-new source of potential friction between certain couples: disagreement over whether or not to have cameras and other surveillance equipment throughout your home. https://slate.com/technology/2019/11/relationship-disputes-surveillance-cameras.html Online forums ar...
by Jennifer
11 Nov 2019, 16:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2997
Views: 164566

Re: Twitter!

I am also just anti-volume. Heh, that is the complete opposite of my stance: I am firmly pro-volume (though with very strict notions regarding where and how that volume should be arranged). But then, my face and head are both of a shape that I need a degree of hair-volume framing them, if I want an...
by Jennifer
11 Nov 2019, 16:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2997
Views: 164566

Re: Twitter!

"Volume looks good." Yeah, but volume needs to be evenly distributed, or at least arranged in a visually pleasing manner. The hairstyles in that picture look like some weird "poof mullets": big and poofy on the top yet flat and floppy on the sides. Update: reading the responses to the tweet, I gath...
by Jennifer
11 Nov 2019, 16:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2997
Views: 164566

Re: Twitter!

I may have found the tweet I most disagree with https://twitter.com/eleanorbarkhorn/status/1191760379975782400 Yeesh. "Volume looks good." Yeah, but volume needs to be evenly distributed, or at least arranged in a visually pleasing manner. The hairstyles in that picture look like some weird "poof m...
by Jennifer
11 Nov 2019, 00:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 142
Views: 10938

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

One theory I'm seeing on fan sites is, maybe Elliot gets out of his mess re: Vera AND gets Vera's help against the Dark Army/Deus Group by promising Vera the DG's money post-hack.
by Jennifer
11 Nov 2019, 00:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 142
Views: 10938

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

Damn,that was a great episode. The actress who plays Janice is great and being thoroughly despicable. Even Irving doesn't give me the same heebie jeebies, and I actually saw him murder a man with an ax and threaten to do the same to innocent children.
by Jennifer
08 Nov 2019, 19:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7105
Views: 284068

Re: Orange is the new President

Maybe they're Rachel Dolezal's parents?